30.11. - 23.12. | from 30. Nov. Friday, Saturday & Sunday | Fortress Hohensalzburg

Romantic advent market in the castle courtyard

The Salzburg advent season at the castle has been a popular attraction of the pre-Christmas period for more than twenty years: As in the last few years, in 2018 more than one hundred traditional decorative Moravian stars will bathe the Festungsgasse and the castle courtyard of Hohensalzburg Fortress in a sea of light. The advent market under the linden trees in the castle courtyard is not only the highest in the city, but also one of the most atmospheric. The stalls offer a fine selection of Salzburg delicacies, local handicraft and gift ideas.

A free, supervised children’s workshop in the “Children’s Hödlmoser atelier” features Christmas music, cookie-baking, arts and crafts, and provides entertainment from 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. The melodies of the trumpeters resound from 3.30 to 6.30 p.m. A special highlight on December 2nd is the Krampus procession of the Stefani Perchten.

Opening hours

From 30th November to 23rd December, Friday to Sunday, open from 11:00 am to 7:00 p.m.


+43 662 84 24 30 ext.11

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